Distortion of analogue intensity modulated signals in semiconductor optical amplifiers

A. N. Coles, J. A. Constable, I. H. White, D. G. Cunningham

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Abstract

Distortion of analogue intensity modulated signals amplified by near travelling wave semiconductor optical amplifiers, which is observed even for input optical powers significantly lower than saturation, is shown to be strongly influenced by residual facet reflectivity. Harmonic distortion levels have been observed to vary with wavelength by more than 12 dB.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1012-1013
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Volume28
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 1992

Keywords

  • Harmonic distortion
  • Optical amplifiers
  • Optoelectronics
  • Semiconductor devices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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